Compliance with the San Francisco Site Runoff Control Ordinance

Effective January 1, 2014, the Construction Site Runoff Control Ordinance (Article 4.2 of the San Francisco Public Works Code) requires that any construction project within San Francisco where 5,000 or more square feet of ground surface will be disturbed must first obtain a Construction Site Runoff Control Permit prior to the commencement of any land-disturbing activities. The ordinance also requires that a site-specific Erosion and Sediment Control Plan be included with the permit application. The site-specific Erosion and Sediment Control Plan must include the following:

  • the location and perimeter of the project site;
  • the location of nearby storm drains and/or catch basins;
  • existing and proposed roadways and drainage patterns at the site; and
  • a drawing or diagram of the proposed sediment and erosion control devices to be used.

Please contact us at david@teterengineering.com or (415) 889-8875 to discuss how we can help you comply with the San Francisco Site Runoff Control Ordinance. We are also able assist you with permit application, as well as the required daily inspection, maintenance, and reporting requirements.